Prep report: Tigers grapple with Spartans

At 132 pounds, Aaron Gergen needed just 13 seconds to record his victory for Northwestern.
Northwestern’s Ian Smith, right, sticks out his tongue as he pins Bloomer-Colfax’ Brok McCann while standing up during their match at 195 pounds Thursday evening, Jan. 6, 2022, in Superior. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

SUPERIOR — Northwestern recorded eight victories by fall in a 60-21 prep wrestling victory at Superior on Thursday, Jan. 6.

The quickest of those pins came from Aaron Gergen at 132 pounds, who needed just 13 seconds to record his victory. Jesse Larson at 160 had to work the hardest, going 5:51 before he prevailed.

Superior had four winners, two by fall and one by forfeit. In the only match of the dual that went the distance, Bo Waletzo of Superior outpointed Devon Walker of Northwestern 5-1.

Superior went on to fall 48-33 to Bloomer/Colfax in the triangular.

Spartans winners in that competition included Jakob Johnson at 182, who earned a 10-3 decision; and Will Lampton (195) and Trevor Derick (285), who won by fall.


Results of the third leg of the triangular, between Northwestern and Bloomer/Colfax, were not reported.

Thursday’s Results Northwestern 60, Superior 21

120: Gage Rusk, S, forfeit; 126: Camren Benesch, N, over Fjeordi Johnson, S (Fall 0:59) 132: Aaron Gergen, N, over Logan Jennings, S (Fall 0:13) 138: Logan Trautt, N, over Jonah Peterson, S (Fall 1:37) 145: Jason Thomas, S, over Mark Jarman, N (Fall 4:46) 152: Eric Winterscheidt, S, over Charlie Landwehr, N (Fall 3:01) 160: Jesse Larson, N, over Joshua Johnson, S (Fall 5:51) 170: Tanner Kaufman, N, over Kaineboliseh Onwudiegwu, S (Fall 2:34) 182: Jay Kaufman, N, over Jakob Johnson, S (Fall 3:36) 195: Ian Smith, N, over Will Lampton, S (Fall 1:57) 220: Bo Waletzko, S, over Devon Walker, N (Dec 5-1); 285: Andrew Bourque, N, over Trevor Derick, S, (Fall 1:24) 106: Logan Jones, N, forfeit; 113: Tommy Brown, N, forfeit.

Bloomer/Colfax 48, Superior 33

132: Logan Jennings, S, forfeit; 138: Alex Poirier, BC, over Jonah Peterson, S (Fall 1:22) 145: Jason Thomas, S, forfeit; 152: Luke Blanchard, BC, over Eric Winterscheidt, S (Fall 1:33) 160: Bowen Rothbauer, BC, over Joshua Johnson, S (Fall 1:46) 170: Ethan Rubenzer, BC, over Devon Surla, S (Fall 1:45) 182: Jakob Johnson, S, over Brady Schindler, BC (Dec 10-3) 195: Will Lampton, S, over Brok McCann, BC (Fall 5:01) 220: Samy Espinal, BC, over Bo Waletzko, S (Fall 1:20) 285: Trevor Derick, S, over Hunter Steward, BC (Fall 2:28); 120: Gage Rusk, S, forfeit; 112: Brison Tuschl, BC, forfeit: 126; James McElroy, BC, over Fjeordi Johnson, S, (Fall 0:25) 106: Aiden Anderson, BC, forfeit.
Superior’s Kloe Zentkowski (13) drives past Virginia’s Aleksia Tollefson (24) in the second half of the game Thursday evening, Jan. 6, 2022, in Superior. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram


Superior 76, Virginia 54

Six 3-pointers from Savannah Leopold helped Superior roll to a home victory over Virginia Thursday.

The Spartans led by 19 at halftime en route to their 12th win in 13 games and their seventh in a row.

Kloe Zentkowski added 16 points and Emma Raye 14 for the Spartans, who host Duluth Marshall on Tuesday night.


Virginia 23-31—54

Superior 44-32—76

Virginia — Anna Fink 5, Ryan Aune 12, Chance Colbert 2, Emma Lamppa 16, Paige Maki 6, Erin Hoerer 7, Aleksia Tollefson 4, Janie Potts 2. Totals 21 5-8 54.

3-point goals — Fink, Aune 4, Lamppa 2.

Superior — Annabel Manion 5, Emma Cooper 6, Natalee Sigfrids 2, Kloe Zentkowski 16, Savannah Leopold 20, Eva Peterson 6, Ava Stratton 5, Emma Raye 14, Lauren Gunderson 2. Totals 28 11-16 76.

3-point goals — Manion, Leopold 6, Peterson, Stratton.

Northwestern 75, Chetek-Weyerhauser 44

The 8-2 Tigers controlled the game to earn another home win on Thursday, putting five scorers in double figures.

Fresh off scoring 28 in the first half of a game on Tuesday, Tieryn Plasch posted 17 points Thursday, but got lots of help from Shayna Wick (14 points), Ava Anderson (13) and Annalee Sutherland (10).


Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 18-26—44

Northwestern 33-42—75

Chetek-Weyerhaeuser — Mariah Bilodeau 2, Olivia Schofield 3, Zoe Nelson 13, Cierra Rihn 3, Ali Jenson 6, Taya Whittenberger 6, Abigail Johnson 8, Mariah Hallman 3. Totals 14 13-25 44.

3-point goals — Nelson, Rihn, Johnson.

Northwestern — Tieryn Plasch 17, Madison Bobula 4, Gabby Risley 2, Tori Kaufman 5, Ava Anderson 13, Riley Eberhardt 1, Shayna Wick 14, Annalee Sutherland 10, Abby Wennersten 6, Abby Johnson 3. Totals 27 17-37 75.

3-point goals — Plasch 2, Wick, Wennersten.


Duluth Denfeld 3, Superior 2 (OT)

Brady McGinn’s shot went in off the iron as Denfeld grabbed the overtime victory at Wessman Arena.

Andrew Rude scored a pair of goals for the Spartans (4-6-1), including the tying tally 41 seconds into the third period.

Connor McClure had a goal and assist for Denfeld (10-3).

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